Kate Pinnion

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BACKGROUND Continuous exposure to tobacco smoke (TS) is a key cause of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a complex multifactorial disease that is difficult to model in rodents. The spontaneously hypertensive (SH) rat exhibits several COPD-associated co-morbidities such as hypertension and increased coagulation. We have investigated whether SH(More)
Clara cell 10 kDa protein (CC10) is the major secretory protein of Clara cells and is thought to play a protective role in the lung owing to its anti-inflammatory properties. There is little information on the anatomical distribution of CC10-positive cells in rat lung following lipopolysaccharide (LPS) challenge. We have determined the expression of CC10(More)
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